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Sunderland set to sign Liverpool defender for £2million

Coates was on loan at Sunderland last season. Credit: PA

Sunderland hope to complete the signing of Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates later this week.

The Black Cats are close to tying up a £2million deal for the 24-year-old Uruguay international, who had a loan spell at the Stadium of Light last season.

Press Association Sport understands talks are ongoing and that the club is hopeful of reaching a successful conclusion within days.

Coates is currently enjoying a break after Uruguay's involvement in the Copa America, but with just a year of his contract at Anfield to run, is expected to leave this summer.

Liverpool target Bacca '100 per cent' joining AC Milan

Bacca is heading to Italy. Credit: PA

Liverpool look set to miss out on signing Sevilla strike Carlos Bacca who has confirmed that he is '100 per cent' joining AC Milan.

Brendan Rodgers had been looking at the Colombian forward as alternative to Christian Benteke after Aston Villa demanded they want £32million for their star striker.

But it looks as though Bacca will be playing his football in Italy next season after he told journalists in Colombia "“It needs to be confirmed, but it is true - we’ve reached an agreement with Milan."

"My representative tells me they are the club with 100 per cent of the possibility (of signing me)." Liverpool are thought to have turned their attentions back to Benteke if they can drive down his price tag.

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Liverpool bid for £10.6m Real Madrid star - reports

Illarramendi could be heading to Anfield. Credit: PA

Liverpool have placed a bid of £10.6million for Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi, according to reports in the Daily Star.

Former Reds boss Rafa Benitez is willing to let the midfielder leave the Bernabeu as he does not feature in his plans this season.

Illarramendi is thought to be keen on a move to Anfield and is hopeful a move can be done by the time the team returns to training on 10th July.

Liverpool are set to complete their sixth signing of the summer today by completing a deal for Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne.

Liverpool agree deal to sign Clyne

Clyne looks set for Anfield. Credit: PA

Liverpool's have agreed a deal for Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Reds are looking for a defender after Glen Johnson left the club earlier this summer but had an initial approach for Clyne turned down.

Clyne is set to become Liverpool's sixth signing of the summer joining Roberto Firmino, Danny Ings, James Milner, Adam Bogdan and Joe Gomez.

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Roma make bid £17.8m bid for Liverpool target Bacca

Bacca is a wanted man. Credit: PA

Roma have joined Liverpool and AC Milan in the race to sign Sevilla forward Carlos Bacca this summer.

Bacca, who is under contract with Sevilla until June 2018, has attracted the attention of top European clubs after his heroics inspired Sevilla to their second successive Europa League crown this season.

Roma have reportedly made a 25million euro (£17.8million) bid to acquire the Colombia international.

"We want Bacca," Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini said to Spanish newspaper ABC. "But I cannot say anything more."

Liverpool make improved offer for defender

Clyne had a brilliant season at Southampton. Credit: PA

Liverpool's summer of spending is set to continue as the club have made an improved £10.5m offer rising to 12.5m for Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne, according to the Guardian.

The Reds are looking for a defender after Glen Johnson left the club earlier this summer but had an initial approach for Clyne turned down.

Brendan Rodgers is hoping the improved offer will be accepted by Southampton and Clyne will become Liverpool's sixth signing of the summer joining Roberto Firmino, Danny Ings, James Milner, Adam Bogdan and Joe Gomez.

New Liverpool signing Firmino pictured in Reds shirt

Liverpool's new Brazilian signing Roberto Firmino has pulled on a Liverpool shirt for the first time.

Firmino is a Liverpool player. Credit: @LFC

The Reds will pay about £22m for the Hoffenheim player with add-ons likely to make the 23-year-old the club's second most expensive signing in their history, after the £35m purchase of Andy Carroll in January 2011.

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